Wabash General Hospital designated a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital

MT. CARMEL, IL - Wabash General Hospital announced it has been recognized as a 2022 Top 100 Critical Access Hospital. Compiled by The Chartis Center for Rural Health, this annual recognition program honors outstanding performance among the nation’s rural hospitals.  To determine the 2022 list, the Chartis Center used the Hospital Strength Index, which assesses performance in eight areas: inpatient market share, outpatient market share, quality, outcomes, patient perspective, cost, charge, and financial efficiency.  To see the complete list of recipients, please visit 100 top critical access hospitals, by state (beckershospitalreview.com).  Wabash General Hospital is the only critical access hospital in the state of Illinois to receive this recognition.

WGH President & CEO Karissa Turner stated, “I’m very proud of each and every one of the 460 staff members at WGH. Their hard work and commitment to making WGH the best healthcare provider does not go unnoticed. We are very thankful for the support we receive from the communities we serve and look forward to many more years. We couldn’t be more blessed and grateful for receiving this award.”

“Despite unprecedented adversity, rural providers continue to display resiliency and a steadfast commitment to their communities,” said Michael Topchik, National Leader, The Chartis Center for Rural Health. “Honoring the 'Top 100' is one of the highpoints of our year. We are delighted to recognize the exceptional performance and innovation of this year’s recipients, particularly considering the extraordinary challenges facing America’s rural health safety net.”

Over the course of the last 12 years, the INDEX has established itself as the industry’s most comprehensive and objective assessment of rural hospital performance. Leveraging publicly available data, the INDEX is trusted by rural hospitals, health systems with rural footprints, hospital associations and state offices of rural health across the country to measure and monitor performance across a variety of areas impacting hospital operations and finance.